Albany Co. public hearing on gun bills

The Albany Co. Legislature’s Law Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday September 28 @ 6:30pm at the Harold L. Joyce Albany County Office Building on proposed Local Law J, mandatory firearms storage, proposed Local Law K, banning weapons from county facilities, and proposed Local Law M, posting notices about the danger of “illegal firearms.”

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City Council declares Times Square a “sensitive area”

The City Council passed two gun control bills today:

  • INT 518A-2022, Requires the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice to coordinate with the New York City Police Department to conduct a study and issue an annual report to the Mayor and City Council Speaker on the trafficking of illegal firearms into New York City.
  • INT 602-2022, For the purposes of state penal law definition of sensitive area for the carrying of guns, defines the area commonly known as Times Square. Also authorizes the New York City Police Department to promulgate such rules as may be necessary to implement the bill, including rules applicable, as appropriate, to persons with a firearms license who live or work in the area commonly known as Times Square.

Both bills go to Mayor Adams for signing.

Niagara Co. resolution opposing restricting gun rights

The Niagara Co. legislature passed resolution IL-095-22 opposing the state’s actions to restrict gun rights at last night’s meeting.

Here is a copy of the resolution.

Albany Co. gun control items on the agenda

The Albany Co. Legislature will meet today at 6:30pm. On the calendar are proposed Local Law J, mandatory firearms storage, proposed Local Law K, banning deadly weapons from county properties, and proposed Local Law M, requiring distribution of “Illegal Firearm Awareness Notices.”

View the livestream at off their website.

Albany Co. proposed Stop Illegal Guns Now (SIGN) Law

Albany Co. Legislature Republican Conference Leader Frank Mauriello introduced proposed Local Law M, the “Stop Illegal Guns Now (SIGN) Law” which would require that at every notice-required home visit county personnel shall distribute a notice about the danger of “illegal” guns and how to dispose of them.

Here is a copy of the bill.

Albany Co. proposed mandatory storage law

The Albany County Legislature will discuss proposed Local Law J, mandatory firearms storage, at the next scheduled meeting on September 12 @ 6:30pm.

Here is a copy of the bill.

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Signs to be posted all around Times Square

New bill introduced prohibiting carrying guns in/around Times Square, INT 602-2022.